General

Poisonous Snakes



Coral snake: one of the most venomous in Brazil

Summary of the main characteristics of venomous snakes

- have a triangular-shaped flat head;

- Have the body covered with rough scales;

- usually crawl slowly and straight;

- They have two teeth that they use to inoculate the poison (toxin) in the attacking animal;

- The tail of these snakes begins thickly, tapering suddenly.

Main species of poisonous snakes:

- Coral Snake

- Royal snake

- Najas

- Mambas

- Rattlesnake

- Jararaca

- Surucucu

- Horned Viper

- Urutu Cruise

- Rat Snake

Top symptoms presented by people who are bitten by venomous snakes:

- Bleeding.

- Inflammation and pain at the bite site.

- Vomiting and nausea.

- Vision problems (blurred, blurred, blurred vision).

- Breathing with difficulties.

- Fast, fast heartbeat.

Other important information:

See Butantan Institute website

Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis): Common in Africa, it is one of the most venomous snakes in the world.